Tag: CDC

Who Is Telling The Truth About Prescription Opioid Deaths? DEA? CDC? Neither?

By Josh Bloom — November 5, 2018 To Be Believed? Maybe Not.  “Controlled Prescription Drugs (CPDs) … are still responsible for the most drug-involved overdose deaths and are the second most commonly abused substance in the United States.” 2018 National Drug Threat Assessment. Drug Enforcement Administration, October 2018. I just don’t get it. A newly-released 164-page report just…

CDC Advises Against Misapplying Opioid Guideline

– Certain practices harm chronic pain patients by Judy George, Senior Staff Writer, MedPage Today  Authors of the 2016 CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain sought to clarify the guidance on Wednesday, urging clinicians against misapplying its recommendations. Certain policies and practices about opioids and chronic pain patients have been misapplied and do not reflect the 2016…